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Angelica decursiva  (Miq.) Franch. & Sav.


Botanical Name


Angelica decursiva (Miq.) Franch. & Sav.



Porphyroscias decursiva Miquel, Ligusticum melanotilingia (H. de Boissieu) Kitagawa, Ostericum melanotilingia (H. de Boissieu) Kitagawa., Peucedanum decursivum (Miquel) Maximowicz, Peucedanum grandifolioides H. Wolff, Peucedanum melanotilingia (H. de Boissieu) H. de Boissieu, Peucedanum porphyroscias Makino [nom. illeg. superfl.], Selinum melanotilingia H. de Boissieu





General Info


Plants perennial, 1–2 m high. Root brown, conic, 1–2 cm thick, strongly aromatic. Stem often purple-green, ribbed, glabrous. Petioles 13–36 cm, sheaths purple, elliptic; blade triangular to ovate, 10–25 cm, 1–2-ternate-pinnate; leaflets ovate or oblong-lanceolate, 5–15 × 2–5 cm, base decurrent, margin white-cartilaginous and cuspidate-serrate, apex acute, midribs often purple-green, hispidulous along nerves adaxially; peduncles 3–8 cm, pubescent; bracts 1–3, purplish, ovate, sheath-like, reflexed; rays 10–22, 2–4 cm, pubescent; bracteoles 3–8, linear to lanceolate, green or purple; pedicels pubescent; calyx teeth triangular-subulate. Petals dark purple, obovate or ellipsoid-lanceolate, apex incurved but not notched; anthers dark purple. Fruit oblong to ovoid-orbicular, 4–7 × 3–5 mm; dorsal ribs filiform, acute, lateral ribs thickly narrow-winged; vittae 1–3 in each furrow, 4–6 on commissure.

Herb Effects

Analgesic, antipyretic, antispasmodic, antitussive, expectorant and stimulant (root); antiseptic, antiarthritic, antispasmodic, carminative, lenitive, stimulant, stomachic, tonic (plant)


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Medicinal Use

The roots are used in the treatment of coughs with thick phlegm, dyspnea, asthma and upper respiratory tract infections.


Jing-Nuan Wu. An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica. P: 472, Oxford University Press, Inc.2005.



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